Cardiac team is first in world to employ new aortic technique
Dr. Danny Dvir performs a first-in-the-world intentional cut via catheter to replace a patient’s failed artificial aortic valve.
Physicians in our Division of Cardiology are national leaders in clinical trials with the goal of safely adopting innovative, proven treatments.
Early and notable achievements
- Development of “Bruce Protocol”
- UW Medicine Heart Center
- Center for Cardiovascular Innovation
- Heart Regeneration Program
- Seattle Proportional Risk Model
Pioneering clinical procedures
- First in PNW Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR)
- First in PNW MitraClip percutaneous non-surgical valve repair
- First in PNW Total Artificial Heart
- World first BASILICA procedure
Did you know?
Robert A. Bruce is known as the “Father of Exercise Cardiology.” He developed the standardized treadmill test for diagnosing and evaluating heart and lung diseases. He was the first head of cardiology in 1950. His multistage test – several stages of progressively greater workloads – became known as the “Bruce Protocol.”